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How can WorkSTEPS work for you?



WorkSTEPS, Inc, is the nation's leading provider of functional employment testing. Our tests are medically safe, legally compliant, scientific and objective, and they are specifically-designed to match a worker's functional capabilitites with the essential functions of the job. Our trained, licensed, certified and managed network of healthcare clinicians administers WorkSTEPS' proprietary employment testing in 48 states nationally. Standardized programming, training, exceptionally talented staff and state of the art technology systems make our system the best in the nation!

WorkSTEPS Functional Employment Testing

WorkSTEPS' content-valid functional employment testing includes pre-employment post-offer testing, post-employment fit-for-duty testing, upper quadrant/carpal tunnel testing, return-to-work fit-for-duty, and functional capacity evaluations (FCE) post-injury. WorkSTEPS has performed millions of functional employment tests since the company was fully-incorporated in 1984.

WorkSTEPS testing differs from physician's physicals because WorkSTEPS testing evaluates and assesses an employee's functional capabilities, which are then correlated with the physical demands of the job for which a candidate is being considered. Content-valid essential functions testing and medical testing have been a part of the WorkSTEPS process since its inception. Such "individualized assessment" data is invaluable when questions arise about how much of a musculoskeletal injury was work-related.



WorkSTEPS has become a critical part of an organized and systematic business model that is automated, validated, measurable, and offers a predictable return on investment. Companies that begin using WorkSTEPS typically experience significant and immediate results. Historical data indicates that implementing WorkSTEPS testing reduces injury claims and related costs to employers by 40-50 percent over the previous years' claim costs, with continued reductions thereafter.

Companies that utilize WorkSTEPS post-offcer testing experience these benefits:

*Decreased turnover *Increased worker productivity *Safer work environment *Reductions in lost time

*Diminished incidence of fraud and abuse *Reduces modifier rates and Worker's Compensation premiums

*Reduction in Group Health Costs


WorkSTEPS program also helps mitigate and days-lost due to injury throughout the post-injury process, offering the following benefits:

*Historical pre-injury data from post-offer tests can be used as a "baseline" for claims

*WorkSTEPS testing data can assist in resolution of claims

*WorkSTEPS testing helps mitigate the number and cost of claims

*WorkSTEPS testing helps evaluate physical performance and capabilities post-injury

*WorkSTEPS data helps facilitate accommodation to reduce employee time-lost due to injury

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